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April 24, 2006

Resurrection Blues 2

Miller, Resurrection Blues 2 -- Jerz: Intro to Literary Study (EL150)

Miller's humor allows fro the book to not be so glum and sad. I really enjoy the one liners throughout scene 3. They are very subtle but very funny.

On page 64 when Stanley says, "Well, you know...just dont do bad things. Especially when you know they're bad. Which you mostly do." I think that this is like a turning point for Felix. He is beginning to realize the harm it could do to his country and to him. I think that in the end of the book that there will be a dramatic change in his way of approaching this crucifixion. Let's just wait and see.

Henri's thought that maybe the whole story about Jesus is simply just a poem. He backs it up with telling Skip that "Ancient peoples saw no difference between a vivid description of marvels adn what we call reality-- for them the description itself was the reality." It really makes you think whether or not Jack or whatever the 'saviors' name is, if he is really real.

I think it is very ironic how Henri believes that this man might actually be the son of god, or at least believes he shouldnt be crucified and that his daughter insists that he has restored her will to live. It is ironic because Henri doesnt know that they have had relations.

This story continues to grow on me and I cant wait to read the rest.

Posted by Denamarie at April 24, 2006 11:49 PM

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When you read this play, just look at what is talked about throughout the play. That would be money. Felix was blind to what was happening to his country and what HE was doing to it. So think about it this way, money and power corrupts. And if Felix knew that, he wouldn't have to contemplate about killing an innocent man to do that

Posted by: Kevin "Kelo The Great" Hinton at April 27, 2006 09:53 PM

This play would certainly benefit from an analysis with Miller's personal life in mind. His Jewish heritage, which he may or may not have practiced, certainly affected his stances and messages in this play.

If Ralph ends up not existing, does that mean that Miller thinks some of the biggest events in religious history didn't happen either?

Posted by: Mike Rubino at April 27, 2006 11:14 PM

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